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MANUAL OF ROSES,

COMPRISING THE MOST COMPLETE

HISTORY OF THE ROSE,

INCLUDING

EVERY CLASS, AND ALL THE MOST ADMIRABLE

VARIETIES THAT HAVE APPEARED

IN

EUROPE AND A MERICA;

TOGETHER WITH

AMPLE INFORMATION

ON THEIR
CULTURE AND PROPAGATION.

- "See,
I have cullid the fairest flowers:

And where not sure-perplex'd, but pleased,
I guessed at such as seem'd the fairest !"

BY WILLIAM ROBERT PRINCE,

Proprietor of the Linnæan Botanic Garden and Nurseries, at

Flushing, and author of the Treatises on Horti-

culture, on Fruits, and on the Vine.

NEW-YORK:
PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR,

AND
CLARK & AUSTIN, SAXTON & MILES, WILEY & PUTNAM,

AND STANFORD & SWORDS.

18 46.

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Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1846,

By WILLIAM ROBERT PRINCE, In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of

New-York.

TO THE

MEMORY OF MY FATHER,

THE LATE
WILLIAM PRINCE, OF FLUSHING.

The first work penned by this hand, since that fated hour when thou sankest into the tomb, I now inscribe to thee! thus dedicating the aspirations of the mind to the source whence their power emanated.

To me the encomiums of the living are nought: I seek not their plaudits, which, if received, would pass me by like the idle breeze-heeded not.

But to thee, oh my Father! rises at all times the soulfelt devotion, which the remembrance of thy manifold kindnesses, and of the ever-pervading purity of feeling which stamped thy mind above all other men, is alone capable of inspiring. Rest! Rest, my Father! from the toils of life in the regions of peace; or in the sublimated enjoyment of another transition in the chain of existences, so oft by thee recounted; where-oh! wherethe enlarged intelligence and expanded conceptions of a more glorious sphere, are destined to reward the well spent life; by unveiling to the enraptured imagination the perfections of the Deity, and the magnificence of the Universe.

WILLIAM ROBERT PRINCE.

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